Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Mike serves as President of Transwestern’s Midwest team, headquartered in Chicago. He oversees all service lines in the Midwest and works to develop unique, clear-cut ways to elevate and differentiate Transwestern’s Midwest platform and offerings. Mike is a known innovator and consistently establishes new strategies and builds high-performance teams to maximize client satisfaction. Additionally, Mike spearheads Plus 161, Transwestern’s transformative national agency leasing platform. He leverages his deep roots in the real estate community to source and service business in the Midwest region and beyond. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Mike has a distinguished 25-plus year career in real estate, where he has established a repertoire of relationships with owners, occupiers and real estate professionals both locally and nationwide. He has significant experience in new business development, building and implementing targeted client-centric strategies and adding value to some of Chicago’s most recognizable assets.
 
He joined Transwestern from J.F. McKinney and Associates, where he served on the firm’s management committee and was responsible for new business development and client service. While there, Mike oversaw the leasing and marketing of the 1.5 million-square-foot Hyatt Center development, and the repositioning of several large projects for clients including Bank of America, BP Amoco, Bank One, G.E. Investments and Gramercy. He secured many large downtown transactions including Mayer Brown, Aon and Morningstar. Previously, Mike served at LaSalle Partners (now JLL) as the downtown Regional Leasing Director, where he led a team responsible for leasing downtown Chicago office projects.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

  • “40 under 40”, Crain’s Chicago Business, 2006
  • Broker of the Year, Chicago Food Depositor Real Estate Award, 2002 and 2005
  • Transwestern National Innovation Award, 2018

EDUCATION

Mike received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.